Meet Central Worship Pastor Chris Opie from Across the Ocean

By , Copy Editor| September 21st, 2018|

Central Worship Pastor Chris Opie and his family are a long way from their home in New Zealand. They left the beautiful mountains and sea-coasts to experience the hot, dry plains of Texas. The Opie family might have left a beautiful home behind, but they left to create something beautiful in Texas—a beautiful form of [...]

Pick Your Partner to Make a Difference

By , Copy Editor| September 13th, 2018|

We all want to make an impact in our community and world. We want to help impoverished families, hungry and sick children, and struggling single parents. But oftentimes, life gets busy, and we struggle to find the time to serve others. Although it can be difficult, making the time to serve others can benefit our [...]

Making a Difference 2gether for Kids

By , Copy Editor| August 17th, 2018|

As teachers, students, and parents were getting ready for back-to-school season, Chase Oakers and local school districts partnered together to make a difference 2gether for Kids. Thanks to the generosity of Chase Oakers, teachers and students were able to shop for school supplies at an affordable rate. So, let’s celebrate the difference we made 2gether! [...]

The Incredible Journey of Richardson Campus Resident OnDat Truong

By , Copy Editor| August 5th, 2018|

Richardson Campus Resident OnDat Truong has experienced a unique journey, starting out in Hong Kong and growing up in the Dallas area where he found Christ and became a campus resident. He has shared his incredible story and his excitement to be serving the Richardson community with us. A Safe Arrival OnDat’s story begins before [...]

Navigating the Path of Foster Parenting

By , Copy Editor| July 28th, 2018|

With nearly 400,000 children in our foster care system, there is a great need for foster parents who are willing to provide a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for children from broken homes. According to the Human Rights Campaign, children placed in foster care have experienced various issues such as the death of a parent/legal [...]

Five Ways to Support Teachers

By , Copy Editor| July 19th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Education conducted research on teacher turnover rate and teacher satisfaction. They found nearly 50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years, and only 44% of teachers are very satisfied with their job. Oftentimes, studies cite low salaries and an overwhelming workload as reasons for a low satisfaction [...]